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67,500 pregnant women will receive nutritional supplements in Kaduna




By Sani Idris

The Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB), said it will provide supplements to 67,500 pregnant women in the state, in order to boost their nutrition and immune systems.

Board Executive Secretary Dr Hamza Abubakar revealed it on Wednesday when Civil Society for Scaling Up Nutrition Nigeria (CS-SUNN), a non-governmental organization, paid him an advocacy visit to Kaduna.

Abubakar, who was represented by Dr Neyu Iliyasu, said the intervention would also save the lives of unborn children.

According to him, pregnant women will be given iron and folic acid, as well as Sulphadoxine Paramitamin to prevent malaria.

“Iron, folic acid and MS will also prevent anemia in pregnant women,” said Abubakar.

He assured that completing the 67,500 pregnant women targeted by 2021 would be achieved given the number of establishments in the state.

On the subject of malnutrition, the secretary noted that it has persisted in the state for many reasons, but assured that the government has the political will to remedy the situation.

According to him, the nutrition intervention has been scaled up in Kaduna State, with the government releasing one million naira per month to all local governments to support nutrition interventions.

Abubakar also said that nine facilities in each local government are using minimum packages for nutrition services.

“We usually have an annual operational plan that we can’t disclose now, but the plan is also to scale up nutrition, we usually do the planning with civil society organizations.

“We thank the media for taking the opportunity to be updated based on new priorities coming to the state.

“This is an opportunity for us, if we do not achieve the goal we want in terms of capacity building, then it will be integrated into the annual operational plan.

“The annual operational plan is not just a document for the state, but also for partners and CSOs who need to use and understand where the state is headed,” said Abubakar.

He thanked the group for their advocacy and assured that the council was determined to improve the nutritional status of women and children.

“We have had a lot of support from various partners, especially CS-SUNN, which has been at the forefront of ensuring that nutrition is sustained in Kaduna State,” he said. he declares.

Previously, CS-SUNN project manager Mary Makanjuola said the goal of the advocacy visit was to track the minimum basic nutrition packages in the state.

“We want to know the gaps, gaps and challenges of the minimum nutrition package in the state,” she said.

In addition, CS-SUNN’s advocacy chair in Kaduna State, Mr. Steven Odawn, commended the council for the progress made so far in tackling the scourge of malnutrition.

He urged him to continue scaling up his interventions and reaching more malnourished children with preventive treatment and services across the state. (NOPE)


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